Brett Lawrie
White Sox's Brett Lawrie: Homers in third straight game
Brett Lawrie, 2B, CHW
5:51 PM
News: Lawrie went 3-for-3 with a solo homer and two walks Sunday at the Orioles.

Lawrie's fourth homer of the year got the White Sox on the scoreboard in the fourth inning of a game they'd go on to win easily. He's now homered in three straight games, and his slash line sits at .290/.377/.505.

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Jason Kipnis
Indians' Jason Kipnis: Knocks in two from leadoff spot Saturday
Jason Kipnis, 2B, CLE
1:57 PM
News: Kipnis went 1-for-4 with two RBI in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Phillies.

The veteran second baseman was leading off for the first time all season, and was able to plate Lonnie Chisenall on a third-inning sacrifice fly and fifth-inning single. Kipnis has been an RBI machine for the Indians over the last five games, driving in seven runs over that span. He's also got a nine-game hitting streak at the moment, and is up to a .274/.319/.440 line over 84 at-bats.

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Logan Forsythe
Rays' Logan Forsythe: Generates full box score in victory over Blue Jays
Logan Forsythe, 2B, TB
12:35 PM
News: Forsythe went 3-for-3 with a solo homer and two RBI in Saturday's 4-3 victory over the Blue Jays.

While the Rays offense as a whole has been mired in a season-long malaise, Forsythe has been one of the few exceptions to the struggles. He's slashed an outstanding .341/.426/.610, and has multi-hit outings in four of his last six games. He's also walked in four straight contests, making him a constant presence on the base paths. The 29-year-old's contributions at the top of the order have rendered him an invaluable piece of an attack that's needed all the help he's been able to provide in the early going in 2016.

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Johnny Giavotella
Angels' Johnny Giavotella: Sitting out Sunday
Johnny Giavotella, 2B, LAA
11:27 AM
News: Giavotella is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rangers, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Though the Angels will be facing lefty Cole Hamels on Sunday, the right-handed hitting Giavotella will ride the pine after Saturday's 0-for-4 showing dropped his batting average to .182. Backup Cliff Pennington will get the start at the keystone Sunday, and could parlay the opportunity into more playing time if he's able to provide the sort of offensive punch that Giavotella has lacked this season.

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Ryan Goins
Blue Jays' Ryan Goins: Breaks long-ball ice in Friday victory over Rays
Ryan Goins, 2B, TOR
4/30/2016
News: Goins went 1-for-4 with a ninth-inning solo homer in Friday's 6-1 victory over the Rays.

The second baseman launched his first long ball of the season with two outs in the ninth off veteran southpaw Dana Eveland. Despite the homer, Goins continues to struggle mightily at the plate, and entered Friday mired in a 1-for-22 slump. The 28-year-old is only slashing .181/.213/.264 over 72 at-bats in 2016.

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Devon Travis
Blue Jays' Devon Travis: Needing to earn his starting job back
Devon Travis, 2B, TOR
4/29/2016
News: Travis (shoulder) will not necessarily be handed the starting job at second base once he completes his rehab assignment, MLB.com reports.

Second base belongs to Ryan Goins, and while that could eventually change, Travis will need to earn his spot on the field. The 25-year-old Travis hasn't played since last July because of left shoulder surgery, and once he returns to a full workload, Travis will need to post some strong numbers before he can be seriously considered. Travis is set to start hitting at extended spring camp on Friday, but an exact timeline for his return to second base remains uncertain. Once cleared, Travis will go on a rehab assignment, but even when that's completed, the Blue Jays could option him to the minors if they feel he needs more time to round into form.

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Carlos Sanchez
White Sox's Carlos Sanchez: Recalled by White Sox
Carlos Sanchez, 2B, CHW
4/28/2016
News: Sanchez was recalled by the White Sox on Thursday, Scot Gregor of the Daily Herald reports.

Sanchez will fill closer David Robertson's role for the next three-to-seven games while Robertson is on the bereavement list. The 23-year-old has gotten off to a good start at Triple-A this season, slashing .309/.356/.469 with three home runs and six steals. During his callup, Sanchez figures to provide some middle infield depth.

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Dustin Pedroia
Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia: Two homers in Wednesday's win
Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS
4/28/2016
News: Pedroia went 3-for-5 with two homers and five RBI in Wednesday night's 9-4 win over the Braves.

Pedroia has been mashing the last week, going 15-for-34 with eight extra-base hits and nine RBI in the previous seven games. What's been notable is his use of the entire field -- one of Wednesday's dingers clanked off the right-field foul pole. After a couple of seasons of hand/wrist/thumb injuries that led to a downturn offensively, Pedroia was in full health in 2015 when he showed some bounce-back, sporting an OPS of .797 through 93 games before a hamstring injury cut short his season. Given the maximum effort Pedoria gives, health will be an issue for the 32-year-old, but the bat is coming back after a few lean years.

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Robinson Cano
Mariners' Robinson Cano: Homers for second consecutive day
Robinson Cano, 2B, SEA
4/28/2016
News: Cano went 2-for-5 with a homer and three RBI against the Astros on Wednesday.

The star second baseman crafted a 10-RBI series in just three games against the Astros thanks to homers in the latter two games. His batting average is still a paltry .247, but Cano's nearly guaranteed to bring that up -- last year's .287 is basically his floor.

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Jose Altuve
Astros' Jose Altuve: Flashing both power, speed early
Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU
4/28/2016
News: Altuve went 3-for-5 with two doubles, a homer, two RBI and three runs against the Mariners on Wednesday.

As the season's first month winds toward a close, Altuve has been perhaps fantasy's most valuable asset, with six homers and nine steals to go with his typically fantastic batting average, now at .330. He's clearly fantasy's top second baseman, and it's not particularly close.

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